Homemade hummus is so much tastier than store bought, plus it’s easy and cheaper, so you have no excuse not to make it!

When you make hummus at home you can get it just how you like it: with chilli or without; with tahini or without; with capsicum (peppers) or without. This is a great recipe to experiment with as there are hundreds of amazing flavours that work with the chickpea base.

I don’t usually add tahini even though that is traditional as I have found many friends don’t like the slightly bitter flavour that it brings to the hummus. Often people who don’t like hummus from a store like this version and I believe that it’s because of the tahini.

This could be the perfect hummus

5 minutes preparation

1 can of chickpeas (about 1 cup drained and rinsed)
1 lime or half a lemon, juiced
1tbs of olive oil
1tsp of cumin powder
½ to 1tsp of salt
Chilli to taste
Paprika and olive oil on top


Blend all ingredients until smooth. If it’s too thick add a little water or more oil until the right consistency is achieved.

Cheaper, tastier and fancier than store bought

Pour some extra olive oil over the top and sprinkle with paprika.

This is a good lunch

Serve with crackers, on homemade pita bread or as a sandwich spread.

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